Addiction Counseling: Websites
Keep up with news and research summaries related to addiction and recovery
Associations and Organizations
Professional organizations for Addiction Counselors
Advanced Google Searching
One of the best features of Google's advanced search is the ability to limit your search to the areas of the web where the information is most reliable, such as education sites or government sites. The shortcut for this is to add site:edu or site:gov to your regular Google search.
For example, if you conduct an ordinary Google search for addiction counseling, most of your results will be commercial (.com) sites advertising treatment centers. If you search for addiction counseling site:gov , the top results (except for the sponsored ads) will be government sites such as the National institutes of Health and SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations), which are authoritative, credible sources that are not trying to sell you anything. If you search for addiction counseling site:edu, your top results will be from colleges and universities.
Learn more Google Search tips from "6 Google Tricks That Will Turn You Into an Internet Detective" in the New York Times.
Government publications online
Treatment Improvement Protocols Series (TIP Series) from the US federal agency, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Click on the TIP title you want, then find the link to "Download Digital Version" on the next screen. For example:
TIP 59: Improving Cultural Competence. Understand the role of culture in the delivery of substance abuse and mental health services, including racial, ethnic, and cultural considerations and the core elements of cultural competence.
National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the US federal agency, National Institute on Health. For example:
Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction . A comprehensive pamphlet put out the the NIDA.
Teen Drug Use: 2014 Survey Results. Lots of statistics, including on teen use of e-cigarettes.
Trends and Statistics. Includes a variety of drug related issues, such as info on drug usage, emergency room data, prevention and treatment programs, and other research findings.